Bicycle safety film for children, shot on the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, California. Features numerous examples of safe and unsafe cycle riding, simulated accidents, and scenes of post-World War II East Bay streets and sidewalks.
There's a short, crude cartoon in the middle of this about the dangers of riding two to a bike. It's worth the view for that alone.
September 29, 2013 Subject:
The 1959 version
I believe this is the 1959 version of the film.
See my comments on the more recent MPEG4 post here:
February 26, 2006 Subject:
A good instructional film
This was a good instructional film made for youngsters riding bicycles. I agree with another reviewer who also noticed a 1957 car parked near the store, thus the film was probably made around 1957.
October 24, 2005 Subject:
ÃÂAvoid being run downÃÂ
ÃÂYou and Your BicycleÃÂ feature a bunch of boys in their Stratocaster bicycles demonstrating the doÃÂs and donÃÂts of cycling. ItÃÂs pretty standard actually, with obvious tips. Eg, donÃÂt ride at night, keep to the right side of the road, etc. If youÃÂre paying attention youÃÂll hear the narrator say to you to 'avoid being run down'. EXCELLENT advice. Couldnt agree more!
January 25, 2004 Subject:
Great film for seeing some postwar bikes.
These films are always interesting in more ways than just the title subject; for instance the cars, clothes and streets.
I note that this film is later than 1948 because of the cars; I spotted a 1957 Ford.
Reviewer:Steve Nordby -
October 13, 2003 Subject:
Avoid being run down
Didn't know whether to rate this a 5 or a 1 so I settled on 3. It is a boring but no bullshit film about bike safety.
SAFETY SCENES FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA CONTAINING SIMULATED ACCIDENTS, SAFE & UNSAFE BIKE CONDUCT. LOTS OF GOOD STREET & CITY STOCK MATERIAL.